Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica
I am kind of all over the place with colors. I waffle between wanting fun, bright, summery colors like lemon yellow and lime green and turquoise, and more muted tones like purples, creams and greys because that's more me. I feel like I should go bright since it'll be springtime, on the beach and in Jamaica, but I keep finding myself drawn to purple things. Like this bouquet (it's actually paper!!) that I saw in an Etsy shop.
Maybe try keeping the colors something that's at least a little you so that the wedding reflects some of your style. The colors in the bouquet are awesome together. I really can't believe that's paper either.. amazing!
You could do a little of both, a little bright and fun and a little of you. I like neutral colors so I chose originally I wanted black and white with maybe an accent color. The more I thought about it, though, the more I disliked that color scheme for a beach wedding. So, I went to look at paint samples in a store - I know that sounds silly, but it was really nice to be able to put the colors together to see how they complimented each other. After about ten minutes I decided I wanted coral and dark grey. I really wanted at least one bright color to stand out against the ocean (we're getting married on the beach in Mexico) but I didn't want to do have all bright colors because that just isn't my style, so I chose a comfort color. I'm really happy with choice. I've also stopped thinking about it; I chose my colors and I'm done. So maybe something to keep in mind, that you can have the best of both. The more I look at the picture of the flowers above, the more I LOVE those colors together... and I'm not a fan of purple.
My girlfriend did onyx, pewter and aqua-ish color. It looked amazing, and really classy. Here's one that has some colors you might like as a starting point since you like purples and greys (bourdeax, wisteria and silver):